Family Group Decision Making: A Quantitative Analysis of the Impact on Out-of-Home Placement

Family Group Decision Making (FGDM), an intervention designed in New Zealand to improve safety and permanency for maltreated children, was implemented in Allegheny County in 1999.  From 2001 through 2010, 2,908 children received FGDM. An evaluation of its effectiveness was conducted by Chapin Hall.  This report describes the evaluation and its findings.

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